Westbank and West Boundary honoured with the Robin Hood Memorial Award for Excellence in Community Forestry

Two communities earn provincial community forest awards for 2020 and 2021

By Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Government of BC
October 23, 2021

Two community forest awards, along with $10,000 grants, have been awarded to the West Boundary Community Forest for 2020 and the Westbank First Nation for 2021.  “Local governments, community groups and First Nations manage community forests for the benefit of the entire communities where they are located,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “Due to COVID-19, the Robin Hood Memorial Award was not given out in 2020. So yesterday, I had the distinct honour of presenting two awards that will represent the winners of both 2020 and 2021. Both West Boundary and Westbank First Nation community forests exemplify the values of the program by looking for new ways to diversify economic interests.”  …The awards were presented during the British Columbia Community Forest Association (BCCFA) conference and annual general meeting on Oct. 22, 2021.

Additional coverage in: Castanet by Jayden Wasney: Westbank First Nation one of two B.C. communities awarded for forest work and Vernon Morning Star by Aaron Hemens.

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